Fresno – Creative Nonfiction Lecturer

25 November 2006

Lecturer (Temporary)

* Available for the Academic Year: 2007/2008. Available either Fall 2007 or Spring 2008.
* Salary is dependent upon academic preparation and professional experience.
* Teaching Load: Two courses in creative writing, work with individual students, occasional public readings or lectures on writing.
* Instructional Level: Graduate

Specific Position Characteristics: The Master of Fine Arts (MFA) Program invites applications for the position of Distinguished Visiting Writer in the field of creative nonfiction writing. The appointment is for one semester only. The Visiting Writer normally teaches two courses
in creative writing to students in the MFA Program. Additionally, the successful candidate will give at least one public reading and/or lecture on writing, meet informally with students
and faculty, and visit undergraduate classes. The successful candidate will be expected to work cooperatively with faculty and staff in the department, college and university.

Qualifications: Academic Preparation: An MFA or Ph.D is preferred.

Teaching or Other Professional Experience: A record of distinguished publication (at least one book required) and significant teaching experience is required. Candidates are expected to demonstrate a commitment to or potential for teaching excellence and scholarly activity at the university level. The successful candidate must have the ability to work effectively with faculty, staff and students from diverse ethnic, cultural, and socioeconomic backgrounds.

Application: Form is available online. Send completed application, curriculum vitae, and three current letters of reference (dated within the last 12 months), and other support material

Postal Address: Prof. Connie Hales, Search Committee Chair
Department of English
California State University, Fresno
5245 N. Backer Avenue M/S ­ PB98
Fresno, CA 93740-8001

Phone: (559) 278-8753
Fax: (559) 278-7321

Online App. Form:
Email Address:

Applicants are encouraged to have all materials on hand by December 16, 2006
to ensure consideration.

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